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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 16 22 $31,905 $35,060
4-Door Wagon 16 22 $35,791 $39,330
4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe M3 14 20 $51,980 $56,500
2-Door Convertible M3 M3 14 19 $59,755 $64,950
4-Door Sedan M3 14 20 $49,495 $53,800
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 335i 19 29 $36,155 $39,300
2-Door Coupe RWD 328i 18 28 $32,750 $35,600
2-Door Coupe RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $32,750 $35,600
2-Door Coupe AWD 328xi 19 28 $34,410 $37,400
2-Door Coupe AWD SULEV 328xi 19 28 $34,410 $37,400
2-Door Coupe RWD 335i 19 29 $37,905 $41,200
2-Door Coupe AWD 335xi 19 29 $39,560 $43,000
2-Door Convertible 328i 18 28 $40,020 $43,500
2-Door Convertible SULEV 328i 18 28 $40,020 $43,500
2-Door Convertible 335i 19 28 $45,540 $49,500
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 18 28 $30,085 $32,700
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $30,085 $32,700
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 328i 18 28 $30,085 $32,700
4-Door Sedan AWD 328xi 19 28 $31,830 $34,600
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328xi 19 28 $31,830 $34,600
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 19 29 $36,155 $39,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 335xi N/A N/A $37,905 $41,200
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 328i 20 30 $31,740 $34,500
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328xi 19 28 $33,490 $36,400
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV South Africa 328i 18 28 $30,085 $32,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,905
$30,085
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,060
$32,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$584 / month
$545 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Jaguar X-Type hasn't won many fans in the United States, but its exceptional handling and usable cargo room probably leave Jaguar execs wondering why. The 2008 BMW 3-Series sedan has the best overall driving experience in its class and remains the gold standard among mid-size sport sedans.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 37.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 34.4 34.6
Front Head Room (in) 37.3 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90 93.0
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.5 55.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 183.9 178.2
Height, Overall (in) 54.8 55.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.5 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 106.7 108.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.4 71.5
Track Width, Front (in) 59.9 59.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16 12.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x 0.50 11.8 x 0.79
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 0.50 11.8 x 0.94
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16 16.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall Variable 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.6 36.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3516 3340
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 680 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System MPFI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 206 @ 3000 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/181 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 227 @ 6800 230 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18
Transmission
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.97 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.13 2.46
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.94 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.80 4.32
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.66
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4-Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Jaguar X-TYPE BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 3-link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Double Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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